Lexington, Ky. (WTVQ)– After another year of growth and new breweries, Lexington’s craft brewing community is planning to host the 6th annual Lexington Craft Beer Week.
The celebration, organized by LexBeerScene.com, will run from Friday May 11th through Sunday May 20th.
The week, featuring special events, tappings and tastings at bars and breweries across the city is sponsored by Alltech Lexington Brewing and Distilling, Blue Stallion Brewing, Brewgrass Trail, Country Boy Brewing, Ethereal Brewing, HopCat, and West Sixth Brewing. This year, there are over 25 different locations around Lexington that are hosting events.
The week kicks off on Friday, May 11th with a Lexington Legends game featuring a special local craft beer tasting area where representatives from the local breweries will be on hand to talk about their products. Other kickoff events on Friday will be a collaborative beer release between Country Boy Brewing and West Sixth Brewing called Country Western Volume VI, a collaboration beer release at Blue Stallion and Ethereal, and special beer releases at Drakes and Harry’s.
This will be the sixth year Country Boy Brewing and West Sixth Brewing have come together to make a collaboration beer called Country Western. 12oz cans and draught will be released on May 11th at both Country Boy and West Sixth at 5pm. It will then be available on draught around town throughout the week at many special events for the releases. This is a great year for local collaboration between the breweries as Blue Stallion and Ethereal also have teamed up to create a Cosmopolitan-inspired Pomegranate-Lime Gose, also to be released on May 11 at noon on draught.
There are plenty of things for foodies this year as well. Beer pairing dinners at OBC Kitchen w/Country Boy, Nick Ryan’s w/Alltech & Country Boy, Winchell’s w/West Sixth, Middle Fork Kitchen Bar w/Ethereal, and Hopcat w/Tennessee Brew Works. Also got Mother’s Day specials at Oscar Diggs, Bear and Butcher, Mr. Brews, Ethereal, and Blue Stallion. Other events planned during the week include special beer releases at each of the breweries, special rare beer releases, events for Cider lovers, a homebrewer event with Nate’s Coffee at Rock House, a “Test Batch Takeover” at Blue Stallion where interesting and experimental recipes created by local homebrewers will be featured, a beer festival at Heritage Hall to cap off the week, a homemade beer cheese contest at Country Boy, and much more.
A full calendar of events can be found at http://www.lexbeerscene.com/LCBW
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